Updated: 02/28/2014 - During testimony before Congress on Wednesday, it was revealed that those responsible for delayed health care at veterans affairs medical centers in Augusta and Columbia most likely will not be punished.
Posted: 02/05/2014 - A new study estimates that fewer than 2 million people have newly enrolled in Medicaid as a result of President Barack Obama's health care law.
Updated: 02/05/2014 - CVS, the nation's second-largest drugstore chain, is kicking the habit of selling tobacco products as it continues to shift its focus toward being more of a health care provider.
Updated: 02/03/2014 - Given Imaging Ltd. says it has won U.S. approval for an ingestible pill camera that can help doctors screen the large intestine for polyps and other early signs of colon cancer.
Posted: 01/26/2014 - Forget being sneezed on: Government scientists are deliberately giving dozens of volunteers the flu by squirting the live virus straight up their noses.
Posted: 01/13/2014 - Georgia Regent Medical Center is restricting hospital visits in an effort to prevent the spread of the flu and other illnesses.
Posted: 12/18/2013 - The Georgia Federation of Democratic Women is asking Gov. Nathan Deal to accept federal funding to expand the state's Medicaid program.
Updated: 12/06/2013 - The Total Fitness Program will consist of 5 tests: a mile run, a 300 meter sprint, bench press, sit ups and push-ups. Each event is worth 10 points and you need a total of 35 to pass the test. Requirements are the same for every deputy no matter your age or gender.
Updated: 11/26/2013 - Alayna spent two weeks on a breathing tube at Children's Hospital of Georgia. She was then sent to Children's Hospital of Atlanta where they spent the next two months trying to bring back the pieces of Alayna that were lost in the water. She is now bound to a wheelchair unable to sit or stand on her own.
Updated: 11/20/2013 - A nationwide paramedic shortage is hitting our area and without enough nearby schools to train them, the problem will only get worse. A recent change now requires paramedics to have a degree, meaning paramedic schools need to go through a new accreditation process.
Updated: 11/14/2013 - The new community paramedic program will bring follow up care right into your home. Instead of just the pre-hospital care they give now, they'll be doing post-hospital checkups. The goal is to give in between care so people don't have to go to the emergency room for the little things.
Updated: 11/06/2013 - For the last month people have been trying to sign up online for the Affordable Health Care Act. Some of you have shared your troubles and are asking for alternatives. News12 spoke to one group who's willing to show you different ways to sign-up and where you can go to get help if you don't have any insurance.
Updated: 11/01/2013 - Health officials in Aiken have discovered a second raccoon within 2 weeks has tested positive for rabies.
Posted: 10/15/2013 - Some researchers point to gun control as the answer, others to better treatments for mental illness, but a local psychology professor is bringing the national conversation to Augusta.
Updated: 10/08/2013 - Tuesday night leaders at AR Johnson Magnet School discussed a health concern after one person tests positive for Tuberculosis. School officials aren't commenting other than saying they're following CDC protocol and any other info must come the health department. Before Tuesday nights meeting started News 12 is on your side with what doctors say you need to be aware of.